Tuesday, July 15, 2008

H & R Block Offers Coupon to Same-Sex Couples Who Were Previously Denied

"During tax season 2008, some H&R Block clients attempting to file as civil union, domestic or same sex partners using TaxCut online were messaged that H&R Block's online programs did not support the functionality for these returns. Online customers were instructed to visit an H&R Block retail office to complete their returns. H&R Block regrets any inconvenience or extra cost that our online customers may have encountered because of this alternative tax preparation solution.

We value all of our clients and strive to provide you with the best service and the most value in your tax preparation experience. We want to ensure all our clients are fully satisfied and well-served, but this may not be what you experienced with our company. H&R Block is therefore offering its civil union, domestic and same sex partner clients, who started with TaxCut online and then completed their returns in one of our retail offices, a coupon good for up to $100 off retail office tax preparation services for tax season 2009 (tax year 2008). If you prefer to continue with a digital tax solution, H&R Block will provide you and your partner with one free copy of TaxCut 2008, which also includes a workaround for completing both the federal and state returns.

To receive the $100 coupon or the free copy of TaxCut for tax year 2008, you must complete and submit the form below. Once your information and paid status is verified, a coupon or product will be mailed to you."



Q said...

They better give us that coupon if they know what's good for them. We don't play...

Diane J Standiford said...

Right on! Companies better start courting us more. Jerks.

CrackerLilo said...

I am so glad they're doing this. It's imperfect, but it's something.

Anonymous said...

I work for Block in San Francisco and my sexual orientation has never been an issue, but it's not like I wear a scarlet L on my sweater.

Considering that Block is in Kansas City, not Iowa or Mass, they probably didn't forsee the problem.

In the office the workaround is awkard and not easy for the tax preparers. I hope this gets changed for the 2009 tax season.

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